Russia is confident that its friendly relations with Fiji could soon take new shapes.
This was highlighted by Russian Federation through its Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in his congratulatory note to Fiji's Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola on Fiji's 42 Independence Day.
Mr Lavrov said the relations between the two countries and the various opportunities that can be explored.
"Please accept sincere congratulations on the occasion of the independence of the Republic of Fiji," he said.
Mr Lavrov said he was confident the friendly relations between the two countries constitute a good basis for the development of practical and mutually beneficial co-operation in various spheres for the benefit of the people of the two countries, in the interests of security and sustainable development in the South Pacific region.